When Kanye West released the song and video for "Famous" in 2016, he instantly reignited his feud with Taylor Swift. You know the one that started when he hopped on stage at the 2009 VMAs and interrupted Swift's acceptance speech—and peaked in 2016 when West's wife, Kim Kardashian, called her a liar—and had the receipts for it? Well, the beef that launched a million snake emojis lives on thanks to a simple "like" on Instagram.
The most recent chapter gives us insight into what Swift really thinks about the video, which showed a naked lookalike wax figure of her in bed next to West, along with 10 other nude figures including Donald Trump, Amber Rose, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Bill Cosby. West's song features the lyrics, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex…Why? I made that bitch famous." The beef kicked off again because West said he got approval from Swift to use the lines, which Swift denied before Kardashian released recordings on Snapchat that appeared to show Swift greenlighting the "might still have sex" line (she says she didn't give the go-ahead for the "that bitch" line).
And that brings us to this week, when a Twitter user wrote, "The famous music video was straight up revenge porn. not to mention putting abuse victims next to their abusers and celebrating sexual assaulters. it was disgusting and he doesn’t get enough crap for it." The tweet was screenshotted and shared on Instagram where it was then liked by one Taylor Alison Swift. Given that Swift is pretty masterful in the way she uses social media, it's not a stretch to assume that her "like" means she agrees with the statement.
The caption on Instagram expanded even further on the issue: "It’s so weird to see how Kanye got away with putting realistic depictions of naked celebrities in his video. I was reading comments the other day and people said they didn’t like Taylor because she 'uses songs to humiliate her ex boyfriends', we know that’s not true but isn’t it strange that they don’t apply that same logic to a man putting a naked woman in his music video that’s been viewed millions of times because he just doesn’t like her."
That's not the first time in recent weeks that Swift has appeared to address the drama with West. "A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I've ever felt in my life, but I can't tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans," she wrote in a recent essay for Elle."It's the stadium tour equivalent of responding to a troll's hateful Instagram comment with 'lol.' It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I'll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it."
Who wants to bet we hear even more on Swift's rumored seventh album?
Published at Sat, 16 Mar 2019 16:37:20 +0000